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Articles by Jennifer Volland, DHA, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, FACHE

Preventing and identifying hospital-acquired delirium

Volland, Jennifer; Fisher, Anna; Drexler, Diane

Nursing. 50(1):32-37, January 2020.

The authors discuss how to distinguish delirium from dementia and depression in hospitalized patients.

Best practices for engaging patients with dementia

Volland, Jennifer; Fisher, Anna

Nursing2014. 44(11):44-50, November 2014.

The Montessori method, often used with children, can be adapted to engage adults with dementia by stimulating them with activities that use fine motor skills and build self-esteem. Besides facilitating this intervention, nurses can teach it to family members, reducing their isolation and improving patient engagement.